The Notre Dame community is generally aware that I am in Chicago most of the time and in South Bend weekly but I want to make the specifics of my schedule, how to schedule an appointment with me, and how to tell when I am on campus or in Chicago crystal clear.
Whether I am on campus or in Chicago, you are always welcome to schedule a phone or skype appointment with me.
Please note that all symplicity appointments are always scheduled in the eastern time zone, regardless of where I am and regardless of where you are.
So if I am in Chicago and you are in San Francisco and you scheduled the appointment in symplicity for 3:00, we are speaking at 3:00 eastern, 2:00 Chicago time, and 12:00 San Francisco time.
Generally, I am in Chicago four days a week and on campus here at Notre Dame one day a week. The day I am on campus varies from week to week depending on programming, events at the law school, and student demand.
I always post the days I am on campus in a given month to this blog in the lower right hand corner.
So if you scroll to the bottom of this blog now, you will see:
Regardless of where I am, you can schedule an appointment with me on symplicity.
Be sure to always specify the type of appointment you would like from the “type” drop down menu when searching for an appointment with me on symplicity or you could end up picking a day that I am in Chicago when you are trying to meet with me in South Bend.
There are four appointment types on symplicity:
- “In-person,” which means in-person and on campus so if you select this option, you are meeting with me at the law school in my office at 1187 Eck Hall of Law. Please note: my office is not in the main CDO suite. I am located down the hallway next to the women’s restroom, adjacent to the courtroom.
- “In-person Chicago,” which means you are meeting with me in-person at our Chicago office: 224 South Michigan, Suite 250. That location is the default. If you would like to meet me at a coffee shop downtown or at your office if you are working in Chicago, you can email me and tell me that.
- “Phone,” which means you can call me at 574-631-6917 at our scheduled time.
- “Skype,” which means you can skype me at KatelynnMcBride at our scheduled time
Say you would like to schedule an in-person appointment with me for the day I am on campus next week. Here is how you would search for my availability:
Check my name off and select the “In-person” type option.
As you can see below, the search results show that I am on-campus next Wednesday, September 7 and give you a list of times as options:
No dates other than Wednesday, September 7 for next week show up because I am in Chicago on those dates and this search was searching for my South Bend availability.
If you would like to meet with me in-person in Chicago from 10:30-11:30 next week, the search looks like this:
There are a variety of dates available because I am in Chicago most of next week.
If you would like to schedule a phone appointment with me for next week from 10:30-11:30, the search looks like this:
If you do not specify an appointment type, the search results look the same as above and the appointment type defaults to in-person or in-person Chicago depending on where I am that day. You will get confirmation of the appointment type once you click on a time as you can see below:
Be sure to double check what it says under “Type” to be sure you are scheduling the right kind of appointment. Above it says “in-person” next to “type” so if you are not trying to schedule an appointment with me to meet in person in South Bend, go back and change your search to the type of appointment you are trying to schedule.
If you do not have an appointment with me but want to talk, you can call me at 574-631-6917 just as you would walk into my office.
As long as I am not in a meeting, I will be happy to talk. I am also available by email at Katelynn.McBride@nd.edu and generally very fast to respond. And you can tweet me @McBrideKatelynn.
I look forward to meeting with you, both in Chicago and in South Bend, talking to you on the phone, skyping, blogging, tweeting, and sending carrier pigeons back and forth throughout the semester!